Ordering of Sentences Test 8

Ordering of Sentences
Directions:In the following items each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentence are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q R and S. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences.

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1. S1: Exercising daily is a must for good health.
S6: The key word, always, is moderation.

P: Luckily, there is no link between the amouni of money spent and beneficient exercise, else the poor would have creakiug bodies for ever.
Q: While some cost you nothing, others may require the investment of some amount of money.
R: However, it is important to -remember that exercises should not be overdone.
S: It can take any form from sedentary ones like walking to vigorous work – outs like a gameof squash.

 
 
 
 

2. S1: Films developed from the silent stage to the talkie stage with a tremendous mass appeal.
S6: Extolling the virtues of bravery and making patriotic films was the order of the day.

P: Film makeirs of those days used film media to portray our struggle for freedom.
Q: The thirties and forties were decades of tremendous social, political and cultural upheavals.
R: That is what ‘Alarn Ara’ did to the delirious delight of the audience and thus triggered off a revolution.
S: In the turbulent thirties, the silent Indian films began to talk, sing and dance.

 
 
 
 

3. S1: Gandhiji had a vast amount of daily business to transact.
S6: His practite on this point is something that is characteristic of the Indian tradition.

P: Yet Gandhiji was never too busy to withdraw temporarily from business affairs for recurrent periods of contemplation.
Q: Under present day conditions, that is the fate of any leader of any great movement.
R: In setting apart those times for contemplation Gandhiji was being true, not only to himself, but to India.
S: If he had not made this his practice, he would not, I suppose, have been able to go on doing his business, because his spells of contemplation were the source of his inexhaustible strength.

 
 
 
 

4. S1: We may consider the political privileges of citizenship.
S6: Under a dictatorship, people cannot choose their own representatives to run the government and the rights of voting and contesting are denied to them.

P: This gives the citizen the pleasant feeling that he has a share in the administration of his country.
Q: In addition, he may himself stand as a candidate for election to any office of the republic to which he belong.
R: A citizen usually enjoys the right of voting of election to public bodies, and of holding public offices.
S: These advantages are of course only enjoyed by citizens under a democratic system of government.

 
 
 
 

5. S1: In the last. few years, there has been increasing realisation of the importance of fibrous diet.
S6: This has resulted in a better appreciation of the role of fibrous food in human health.

P: Its role in human nutrition was not fully understood.
Q: Plants contain indigestible substances in their cell- walls, and these contain fibre.
R: Later research has thrown light on many other ingredients that are not digested by man.
S: In the early days, people only knew that this fibre prevented constipation.

 
 
 
 

6. S1: Reena went shopping one morning.
S6: She drove home with an empty shopping basket.

P: Disappointed she turned around and returned to the parking lot.
Q: She got out and walked to the nearest shop.
R: She drove her car into the parking lot and stopped.
S: It was there that she realised that she’d forgotten her purse at home.

 
 
 
 

7. S1: Our own country is a little world in itself with an infinite variety and places for us to discover.
S6: I should like to go with them, not so much to the great cities of India as to the mountains and the forests and the great rivers and the old monuments, all of which tell us something of India’s story.

P: I wish I had more time, so that I could visit the odd nooks and corners of India.
Q: I have travelled a great deal in this country and I have grown in years.
R: And yet I have not seen many parts of the country we love so much and seek to serve.
S: I would like to go there in the company of. bright young children whose minds are opening out with wonder and curiosity as they make new discoveries.

 
 
 
 

8. S1: This is the story of a tram that woke up at dead of night and went off on a trip all by itself to end in a disaster.
S6: As a result, when the power supply was restored in the early morning the tram began to move.

P: In the early morning of 19 January it suddenly started backing out of the depot on its own.
Q: Tramways sources explained that power supply to the overhead wires at the siding had been switched off for some repair work.
R: It went up a quarter mile away, crashed into state bus which caught fire when it smashed into an electric feeder box and a water tap.
S: There was presumably, some defect in the reversal handle of the tram and its main switch had not been put off.

 
 
 
 

9. S1: We must never allow ourselves to lapse into the evil habit of borrowing money from others.
S6: We must not confuse money lending with generosity.

P: We must work hard and earn money, enough for our wants.
Q: Even if we are fortunate enough to possess surplus wealth, we should take care not to lend out money indiscriminately.
R: If borrowing is bad, lending is worse.
S: Borrowing of a habitual nature prevents us from being industrious:

 
 
 
 

10. S1: Your letter was a big relief.
S6: But don’t forget to bring chocolate for Geeta.

P: How did your exams go?
Q: After your result, you must come here for a week.
R: You hadn’t written for over a month.
S: I am sure you will come out with flying colours.

 
 
 
 

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